on deck
phrasal 1. ready for duty 2. next in line ; next in turn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on deck — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. On a floor of a ship open to the outdoors. * /The passengers were playing shufflehoard on deck./ * /The sailors kept busy cleaning and painting on deck./ 2. {informal} Ready to do something; present. * /The scout leader… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on deck — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. On a floor of a ship open to the outdoors. * /The passengers were playing shufflehoard on deck./ * /The sailors kept busy cleaning and painting on deck./ 2. {informal} Ready to do something; present. * /The scout leader… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On-deck — In baseball, on deck refers to being next in line to bat. In a professional game, the batter who is on deck traditionally waits in a location in the foul territory called the on deck circle. Being on deck only guarantees the batter will get a… …   Wikipedia

  • on deck — adverb (or adjective) 1. : on the upper deck 2. a. : ready for duty : on hand every employee had to be on deck at nine o clock b. : next in line : next in turn …   Useful english dictionary

  • on\ deck — adv or adj. phr. 1. On a floor of a ship open to the outdoors. The passengers were playing shufflehoard on deck. The sailors kept busy cleaning and painting on deck. 2. informal Ready to do something; present. The scout leader told the boys to be …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on deck — 1. if someone is on deck, they are present and ready to do something. Bill s batting next tell him to get on deck. Ann, if you can be on deck at 9.00 I ll give you a lift to the meeting. 2. alive. Don t tell me old Bill s still on deck. I thought …   New idioms dictionary

  • on deck — adjective a) On the deck of a ship, especially of a captain or officer; in charge. Jones is the on deck batter. b) The batter that will be up next, typically when that player is waiting on the field …   Wiktionary

  • on deck — next in order, next to bat    Gary s at bat; Tim s on deck …   English idioms

  • on deck — on the deck of a ship; ready and willing prepared; (Sports) ready to take the next turn (e.g. be the next batter in baseball) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on deck — idi a) inf present and ready to act or work b) spo baseball next at bat …   From formal English to slang

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